Notes & Reviews:
"The hypnotic beauty of Gregorian Chant intoned in high-vaulted churches and cathedrals has found widespread popularity in recent decades through countless recordings. Some of the most distinguished of them were made in the 1970s, 80s and 90s by the German musicologist Konrad Ruhland, directing choirs he founded in Munich and elsewhere in Bavaria. Typical of the 4-CD selection of his recordings for Sony and RCA is a "stimulating" (Gramophone) disc containing some of the most beautiful early Christian Latin hymns, which that magazine's reviewer lauded for Ruhland's carefully considered interpretation and the "unerringly robust" style and vocal quality.
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Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): The Complete Recordings - The Symphonies, Concertos, Overtures, Suites, Dances / Royal PO, Bournemouth SO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Gershwin: An American in Paris, Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, Broadway Overtures / Michael Tilson Thomas, piano; San Francisco SO, Los Angeles PO, Michael Tilson Thomas
Lazar Berman: The Complete Sony Recordings by Various Composers / Lazar Berman, piano; London SO, Claudio Abbado; Chicago SO, Erich Leinsdorf
Yuri Bashmet: The Complete RCA Recordings by Various Composers / Yuri Bashmet, viola; Viktor Tretiakov, violin; Londom SO, Paavo Järvi
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Violin Concerto; Tuba Concerto; 3 Portraits / London SO, André Previn
Matthias Weckmann (1616-1674): Complete Works / Siebe Henstra, harpsichord; Bernard Foccroulle, organ; Ricercar Consort; La Fenice, Jean Tubery
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestral Suites; Art of the Fugue; Trio Sonatas; Musical Offering; Cello Sonatas; Violin Sonatas / Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel [13CDs]
Archiv Produktion: The Analogue Recordings of 1959 - 1981 that define the way early music should be performed and recorded - includes 9 recordings appearing on CD for the first time [50 CDs]
Maria Joao Pires: The Complete Chamber Music Recordings on DG - Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Mozart, Schumann, Bach et al. / Auguste Dumay, Jian Wang, António Meneses, Pavel Gomziakov and Renaud Capuçon